Social Research Call 2019

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The Social Observatory of  ”la Caixa” is launching a new open competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. Proposals must be based on robust quantitative methodologies to provide new reliable knowledge to broaden our understanding of the major challenges of today.


First stage: 15 May – 13 June 2019

Second stage: 25 September – 16 October 2019


Find the final results as well as all the documentation related with this call here

 


 

GOALS:

  • This call will support excellent social research projects that rely on data to provide robust quantitative evidence and insights about current and emerging social challenges in Spain through an original and innovative approach.

 

 GRANTS:

  • 1.3 million euros available to be awarded, with up to 100,000 euros per project of up to 24 months duration.

 

 WHO CAN APPLY:

The call is open to researchers who can demonstrate research independence and evidence of prior achievements. For this reason, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Emerging researchers: applicants whose PhD was awarded between 7 and 2 years before the call deadline (i.e. between 13 June 2017 and 13 June 2012) are required to have published at least 3 scientific articles in the preceding 5 years before the closure of the call.

  • Consolidated researchers: applicants whose PhD was awarded 7 years or more before the call deadline (i.e. before 13 June 2012) are required to have published at least 5 scientific articles in the preceding 5 before the closure of the call.

The call is aimed at supporting proposals led by individual researchers of any nationality who conduct their research activity at a non-profit research organization: public or private university or research centre legally based in Spain.

 

 TIMELINE

Short proposals

  • Call opening (first stage): 15 May 2019

  • Submission deadline: 13 June 2019 at 17.00

  • Preselection: From July to September 2019


Full proposals

  • Call opening (second stage): September 2019

  • Submission deadline: 16 October 2019 at 17.00

  • Preselection: From October to November 2019

  • Face-to-face selection committee in Barcelona: 28 and 29 November 2019

  • Resolution announcement: December 2019

 

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • The submission of proposals is structured incrementally through a two-stage procedure. Applicants will submit a 3-page short proposal describing the research idea and the social challenge(s) addressed, taking into consideration its novel and innovative aspects. 

  • Applicants with successful preselected short proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal of a maximum of 15 pages providing detailed information on the project and the methodology behind as well as to demonstrate their capabilities to conduct the research proposed.

  • Both proposals and the documents required have to be submitted in English. All information regarding this programme will be exclusively available in English.

     

 CONTACT


CALL RELATED DOCUMENTS:

Rules for participation
 

Assessment of proposals


List of evaluators that have assessed the proposals in this call

 

FIRST STAGE DOCUMENTATION:

Short proposal guidelines
 

Short proposal template
 

Host institution letter of commitment


First stage results 
 

Stage 2.1 results 


Final results

 

 

SECOND STAGE DOCUMENTATION:

Full proposal guidelines


Full proposal template


Capabilities guidelines


Capabilities template 

 

Social Research Call 2020

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”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects. Find all the documentation related with this call here

Call to support survey-based research projects on the impact of covid-19 (LL20-2)

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The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” has announced a call to support survey-based research projects on the social impact of covid-19.

A maximum of 4 projects are to be funded, with a maximum grant of 30,000 euros for each project.

 

WE ARE SEEKING:

  • Projects that use a survey to help obtain data on the social impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Spanish society.

 

 WE ARE OFFERING:

  • A grant of 3,600 euros for the researcher or research team as remuneration to research and produce the article.
     

  • Costs of the survey: The ”la Caixa” Foundation will commission the survey to an opinion poll company and assume all the costs involved.

 

WE ARE ASKING FOR:

  • The beneficiary undertakes to use the grant obtained to analyse the data of the survey that is the object of the selected proposal, as well as submit an original, unpublished article containing the results of this analysis to the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”.
     

  • The latest delivery period for the article is 6 months, starting from the notification that the proposal has been selected.
     

  • The university or research centre receiving the grant must sign an agreement with the ”la Caixa” Foundation.


     

 WHO CAN APPLY:

  • The call is open to individual researchers or research teams of any nationality conducting their activity in universities, research centres or private non-profit organisations dedicated primarily to research and headquartered in Spain.

 

 SCHEDULE:

  • Application deadline: The proposals can be submitted until 2 pm (Central European Time) on 3 July 2020.
     

  • The proposals must be sent to the email of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”.
     

  • Notification of the selected proposal will be made by means of the contact email of the main researcher that was provided during the application process. Information on the resolution of the call will be published on the website of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”. Both announcements will be made no later than 15 September 2020.

 

 CONTACT:


GENERAL CALL RELATED DOCUMENTS:

 

Call to support research projects on the social impact of covid-19 (LL20-1)

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The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” has announced a call to support research projects on the social impact of covid-19.

A maximum of 5 projects are to be funded, with a grant of 12,000 euros for each project.
 

WE ARE SEEKING:

  • Research projects that help obtain data on the social impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Spanish society. 

 

 WE ARE OFFERING:

  • A grant of 12,000 euros for the researcher or research team as remuneration to research and produce the article.

 

WE ARE ASKING FOR:

  • The beneficiary undertakes to use the grant obtained to conduct the study that is the object of the selected proposal, as well as submit an original, unpublished article containing the results of this study to the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”.
     

  • The latest delivery period for the article is 6 months, starting from the notification that the proposal has been selected.
     

  • The university or research centre receiving the grant must sign an agreement with the ”la Caixa” Foundation.
     

 WHO CAN APPLY:

  • The call is open to individual researchers or research teams of any nationality conducting their activity in universities, research centres or private non-profit organisations dedicated primarily to research and headquartered in Spain.

 

 SCHEDULE:

  • Application deadline: The proposals can be submitted until 2 pm (Central European Time) on 3 July 2020.
     

  • The proposals must be sent to the email of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”.
     

  • Notification of the selected proposal will be made by means of the contact email of the main researcher that was provided during the application process. Information on the resolution of the call will be published on the website of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”. Both announcements will be made no later than 15 September 2020.

 

 CONTACT:


GENERAL CALL RELATED DOCUMENTS:

 

Call to support social research projects based on surveys

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Resolución

La presente convocatoria del Observatorio Social de ”la Caixa” tiene como objetivo apoyar proyectos de investigación social basados en la realización de encuestas. 

La convocatoria ha estado abierta a proyectos de investigación que, mediante la realización de encuestas, permitan obtener conocimiento novedoso con respecto a un fenómeno o problemática social, y, concretamente, en relación a la caracterización de este fenómeno, o el análisis de las causas que lo provocan. El proceso de selección ha sido llevado a cabo por expertos académicos vinculados al ámbito de las ciencias sociales. Los proyectos han sido evaluados sin que los evaluadores conocieran la autoría ni la filiación de los investigadores concurrentes.

Los proyectos finalmente seleccionados han sido los siguientes:

  • Understanding the low willingness to move for jobs across regions in Spain.
    Dr. Sergi Vidal Torre, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
     
  • Misinformation in Spain in the age of populism.
    Dra. Nina Wiesehomeier, IE School of Global and Public Affairs, Madrid
     
  • Perceived Taxation and Preferences for Redistribution.
    Dr. Dirk Foremny, Fundació Privada Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (FIEB).
    Universitat de Barcelona
     
  • Explore this apparent contradiction between the attitudes expressed towards climate change and the limited readiness to engage in environmental policies.
    Dra. Melanie Revilla, Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM). Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Han formado parte del proceso de selección los siguientes investigadores:

Fariza Achcaoucaou, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
Victoria Ateca Amestoy, Universidad del País Vasco
Diederik Boertien, Centre d'Estudis demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Teresa Castro, Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía, CSIC
Marta Dominguez Folgueras, Sciences Po, Paris
Alfonso Echazarra, OCDE
María Fernández Mellizo Soto, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Aina Gallego, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
Jaume García Villar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Maria José González, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Isabel Iguacel, Universidad de Zaragoza
Irene Lebrusán, Harvard University
Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Mónica Méndez, Universidad de Murcia (Profesora en excedencia)
Carolina Navarro Ruíz, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Jorge Rodríguez Menés, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Isabel Ruiz, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)- IN3
Leire Salazar, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Sergio Torrejón, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Sevilla
Manuel Trujillo, Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC)
 


Barcelona, 14 de mayo de 2019.

Call to support a research project on the “brain drain”

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Resolution

The call has been open to social research projects that, will help to analyse the net effect of a “brain drain” on scientific activity in the country of origin by using quantitative techniques. 

The selection process of the proposals received was carried out by academic experts linked to the social sciences area. The projects have been evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or the affiliation of the concurrent researchers.

The following researchers have been part of the selection process:
 

  • Elena Costas, ESADE

  • José García Montalvo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Ernest Miguélez, French National Centre for Scientific Research & GREThA-Université de Bordeaux
     

The project finally selected were the following:

  • El impacto de la fuga de talentos sobre la actividad científica en España: un análisis contrafactual
    Dr. Asier Minondo Uribeecheverria. Universidad de Deusto.

 

 

Barcelona, 27 January 2020.

Call for a grant to fund a social study project based on a multi-annual survey

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Resolution

The call has been open to research projects that, through the conducting of a multi-annual survey over the course of the next four years, contributes a new analysis of a social phenomenon or problem and its evolution over time.

The selection process of the proposals received was carried out by academic experts linked to the social sciences area. The projects have been evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or the affiliation of the concurrent researchers.

The following researchers have been part of the selection process:
 

  • Fariza Achcaoucaou, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

  • Victoria Ateca Amestoy, Universidad del País Vasco

  • Diederik Boertien, Centre d'Estudis demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • María Fernández Mellizo Soto, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  • Aina Gallego, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

  • Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

  • Mónica Méndez, Universidad de Murcia (Profesora titular en excedencia)

  • Carolina Navarro Ruíz, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

  • Jorge Rodríguez Menés, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Isabel Ruiz, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)- IN3 
     

The project finally selected was the following:

  • Consumo digital y bienestar psicológico en jóvenes españoles 
    Dr. Javier García Manglano. Universidad de Navarra


Barcelona, 28 November 2019.

Call to support social research projects: vocational training, early school leaving and job insecurity

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Resolution

The call has been open to foster research in the social sciences by supporting original research that can shed light on three specific aspects of social reality in Spain: vocational training, early school leaving and job insecurity.

The selection process of the proposals received was carried out by academic experts linked to the social sciences area. The projects have been evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or the affiliation of the concurrent researchers.

 

The following researchers have been part of the selection process:

Pau Balart, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)

Fabrizio Bernardi, European University Institute (EUI) - Florencia

Queralt Capsada, University of Glasgow

Álvaro Choi, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

José Manuel Cordero, Universidad de Extremadura (UEX)

Carlos Gil, European University Institute (EUI) - Florencia

Carmuca Gómez, Universidad de Granada (UGR)

Lucía Gorjón, ISEAK (Initiative for socio-economic analysis and knowledge)

Jennifer Graves, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Marta Martínez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Leire Salazar, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

Mònica Serrano, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

 

The projects finally selected were the following:

  • Análisis de impacto del Programa de Mejora del Aprendizaje y Rendimiento (PMAR)
    Javier Mato Díaz, Universidad de Oviedo
     
  • Ni tanto, ni tan poco: desajustes entre las horas trabajadas y deseadas en la población joven
    Margarita Torre Fernández, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
     
  • La transición a la educación postobligatoria del alumnado de origen inmigrante
    Jordi Bayona Carrasco, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Efectos de la sobreeducación sobre el bienestar personal y la integración cívica
    Carmen Voces López, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

  • School dropouts and public education policies in Spain
    Marisa Hidalgo-Hidalgo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

  • El autoempleo involuntario en España. Una comparación regional y con el resto de Europa
    Virginia Hernanz Martín, Universidad de Alcalá

  • Does working while studying matter for graduates’ employability? The role of job-field match
    Antonio Di Paolo, Universitat de Barcelona

  • Influencers y precariedad: nuevos roles digitales que promueven el trabajo gratuito
    Santiago Giraldo Luque, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • ¿Por qué los/las jóvenes abandonan los estudios? Abandonos y retornos en la educación secundaria
    Maribel Garcia Gràcia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • La gig economy, el empleo temporal y autónomo en España: Efectos sobre el bienestar individual
    María Teresa Blázquez Cuesta, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • neuroSOFT: Medición y desarrollo de soft skills para favorecer la empleabilidad de los jóvenes utilizando técnicas de neurociencia
    Dolores Lucía Sutil Martín, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

  • Evolución de los elementos que caracterizan el modelo precario de empleo juvenil entre 2008 y 2018
    M. Àngels Cabasés Piqué, Universitat de Lleida
     

Barcelona, 4 December, 2019.

Call to incentivise the dissemination of research in the Social Sciences

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Resolución

La convocatoria ha estado abierta a  propuestas para desarrollar narrativas infográficas que arrojen luz sobre la realidad social española, mediante la visualización de datos cuantitativos procedentes de investigaciones originales en ciencias sociales.

El proceso de selección ha sido llevado a cabo por expertos académicos vinculados al ámbito de las ciencias sociales y profesionales del periodismo y la visualización de datos. Los proyectos han sido evaluados sin que los evaluadores conocieran la autoría ni la filiación de los investigadores concurrentes.


Han formado parte del proceso de selección los siguientes investigadores:
 

Aina Gallego, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals

Maria José González, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Víctor Pascual, One Tandem

Karma Peiró, Periodista

Isabel Ruiz, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya- IN3

Leire Salazar, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Elisa  Vivas, Universitat Ramón Llull

 

Los proyectos finalmente seleccionados han sido los siguientes:

  • Structural change and female labour participation in Spain, 1980-2015
    Mònica Serrano Gutiérrez- Departamento de Teoría Económica, Universitat de Barcelona

  • Distribución visible y oculta de la riqueza en España
    Alfonso Mateos Caballero – Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

  • De la desventaja socioeconómica a la alimentación como recurso
    Tatiana Lacruz Gascón – Grupo de Investigación en Estilos de Vida, Actividad Física y Comportamiento Alimentario, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • El puzle de la conciliación laboral y familiar en los meses de verano
    Diego Dueñas Fernández – Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Alcalá

  • Diferencias en el uso de las TIC en función del nivel educativo de los padres
    María Fernández Mellizo-Soto - Departamento de Sociología, Facultad de Educación, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

 

Barcelona, 18 de septiembre de 2019.

Call for experimental research projects in the social sciences

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Resolution

The call has been opened to support research projects in social sciences based on laboratory or field experiments.


The selection process of the proposals received was carried out by the following academic experts:

Federico Todeschini, UPF

Dirk Foremny, UB

Albert Bravo Biosca, NESTA

Pedro Rey, ESADE

Sergi Vidal, CED

Nina Wiesehomeier, IE School of Global & Public Affairs


The projects selected were the following:

  • Looking the other way? Selective media exposure and the electoral punishment of corruption
    Enrique Hernández, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Estudio experimental sobre la influencia de la red social y de los incentivos en la recaudación de fondos con fines de investigación médica
    Francesc Josep Miguel Quesada, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Exploring the Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Mobile App for Fibromyalgia management to improve patient´s quality
    Guadalupe Molinari, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red 

  • Mejorar la empatía hacia el mayor mediante la simulación de la vejez
    Stefan Walter, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

  • Financial markets contagion: An experimental analysis
    Maria Helena Lopes Moreira da Veiga, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Promocionando ciudadanía e inclusión en la universidad: ¿Podemos enseñar empatía y razonamiento moral para afrontar la diversidad? (PROMOCIN)
    José Luis Álvarez Castillo, Universidad de Córdoba

  • Whom do we trust? Addressing stereotype threat in a multicultural society by a field experiment
    Jorge Rodríguez Menés, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Personal and contextual mechanisms conditioning
    Edurne Bartolomé Peral, Universidad de Deusto

  • Prevención de la adicción al juego online en adolescentes: apuestas, tecnologías y consumo de drogas
    Mariano Chóliz Montañés, Universidad de Valencia

  • Determinantes individuales de las actitudes hacia diferentes tipos de impuestos: una encuesta experimental 
    Leire Salazar, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

  • Polítiques d’habitatge: opinió pública i evidència
    Jordi Brandts Bernad, Institut d’Anàlisi Económica (CSIC)

    Barcelona, 25 November 2019.

Invitation to present studies on immigration for the Social Observatory of “la Caixa”

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Resolution

The Social Observatory of ”la Caixa” invited researchers interested in disseminating their research work among a non-academic audience to submit their papers (published articles, preprint or working papers) dealing with the subject of immigration.

The Observatory will convert the research papers selected into individual informative articles. For this, it will take on the editorial work and, when necessary, will provide the researcher with a drafting expert, to adapt the original text to a style that is accessible to a broader public. Each article will only be published when the researcher has agreed on the content and drafting.

The selection process of the proposals received was carried out by academic experts linked to the social sciences area and by the team of the Social Observatory of ”la Caixa”.

The papers finally selected were the following:

  • Immigrant locations and native residential preferences: Emerging ghettos or new communities? Albert Saiz (MIT); Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga (UC3M) and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell (IAE-CSIC, Barcelona GSE, IZA).

  • Inmigración y repoblación rural: el carácter multicultural de la nueva ruralidad. Luis Alfonso Camarero Rioja (UNED) and Rosario Sampedro (Universidad de Valladolid).

  • Searching for a better life: Predicting international migration with online search keywords.  Marcus Böhme (German Federal Ministry of Finance), Andre Gröger (UAB, Barcelona GSE, MOVE) and Tobias Stöhr (IfW, IZA).

  • Abandono escolar prematuro y alumnado de origen extranjero en España: ¿un problema invisible? Silvia Carrasco Pons, Laia Narciso, Jordi Pàmies and Angelina Sánchez (Equipo EMIGRA, UAB).

  • Understanding the Effects of Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants. Joan Monras, (UPF, Barcelona GSE); Javier Vázquez-Grenno (UB), and Ferran Elias (UB).

  • What’s in a Name? Measuring Access to Social Activities with a Field Experiment. Carlos Gomez-Gonzalez (UCLM); Cornel Nesseler (University of Zurich), and Helmut Dietl (University of Zurich).

  • Diversity in Spanish Politics? The Nomination of Immigrant-Origin Candidates and Dynamics of Descriptive Political Representation in Local Elections. Santiago Pérez-Nievas Montiel (UAM); Daniela Vintila, CEDEM, University of Liege; Marta Parades Martín (UAM) and Joan Carles Pamies Palazuelo (UAM).

  • The glories of immigration. How soccer wins shape opinion on immigration. Carlos Lago- Peñas (Universidad de Vigo) and Ignacio Lago (ICREA-UPF).

 

Barcelona, 12 November 2019

 

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